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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Allies of the Brazilian president, the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, complained on Monday about the sudden loss of thousands of his followers on Twitter, which reported that it conducted a routine procedure against suspicious accounts. Federal...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AP) The party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented for public comment a proposed set of regulations on Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies. The new proposed law would subject media companies to...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a bizarre latest twist of Bolsonaro's embattled government, Brazilian congressman Marco Feliciano, of the Podemos party, has started an impeachment process against sitting vice president Hamilton Mourão. Feliciano submitted the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A video of a man helping an old lady across a flooded street in Rio's Copacabana neighborhood is generating enormous controversy on social media. Some commentators have been drawing comparisons...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With less than five days before Brazil elects its new president, many Brazilians are starting to get weary of politics, with supporters from both candidates flooding the Internet with fake...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Customers of Banco do Brasil (BB) can now make financial transactions through WhatsApp. In all, eleven types of services can be performed by the messaging application. The bank is releasing...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the official start of election campaigns, the upcoming Brazilian general elections in October is already being seen as the election where voters will weigh their decision more...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amid worldwide criticism and ridicule following his team's unceremonious exit from the 2018 Russia World Cup, Brazil's mercurial star forward, Neymar, received words of support this week from another Brazilian...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro is developing a strategy to boost its presence on the social media. Approved in February this year, the plan aims...

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